Also, cacomixle [kak-uh-mis-uh l, -mik-suh l] /ˈkæk əˌmɪs əl, -ˌmɪk səl/ (Show IPA). Also called bassarisk, ringtail, coon cat. a carnivorous animal, Bassariscus astutus, of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., related to the raccoon but smaller, with a sharper snout and longer tail. civet cat. Historical Examples Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) Carl Lumholtz […]
a name, especially a taxonomic name, that is considered linguistically undesirable.
harsh discordance of sound; dissonance: a cacophony of hoots, cackles, and wails. a discordant and meaningless mixture of sounds: the cacophony produced by city traffic at midday. Music. frequent use of discords of a harshness and relationship difficult to understand. Contemporary Examples Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest David Freedlander December 11, […]
having a harsh or discordant sound. Contemporary Examples American Dreams: The Essential Book of 2012 Nathaniel Rich December 27, 2012 Matthew McConaughey’s God Moment William O’Connor March 2, 2014 Historical Examples Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 1, 1914 Various The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke The Day of Days Louis […]